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Hey Kids, Want The Ultimate Hockey Trip?

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Islanders legend Bryan Trottier was on hand for the Charles B. Wang Ice Hockey Project Hope Tournament in China to lend his expert instruction.
The Islanders are proud to announce the Youth Hockey Voucher Program Contest, during which kids can earn fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime trips by selling ticket vouchers to 2009-10 Islanders home games. The grand prize for any team that sells 6,000 or more ticket vouchers will be a trip to China to compete in the Charles B. Wang Ice Hockey Project Hope Tournament.

Ticket vouchers will be redeemable for a minimum of $60 face-value weekday game tickets (excluding games against the New York Rangers). Teams will get a significant discount on vouchers and can sell them as a fundraiser.

“This is an amazing opportunity for both house and travel hockey teams,” said Adam Jacobs, the Islanders Director of Group and Inside Sales. “This is by far and away one of the coolest programs we offer.”

There are three levels of prizes for youth hockey teams, which can sell the ticket vouchers through 2009:

6,000 Voucher Level:
Team Trip to China for end of December, 2009 through early January, 2010 tournament. (Includes airfare, hotel, transportation, meals, site-seeing opportunities and tournament fees for 25 people). (Open to Pee Wee and Bantam teams).

3,000 Voucher Level: Win a road trip to an Islanders away game—VIP style. transportation, hotel and ticket to the game, all. (Open to all youth teams).

500 Voucher Level: Teams receive entrance into the Lighthouse International Tournament, scheduled to be hosted at the Nassau Coliseum on a weekend in January, 2010. (Open to Pee Wee teams).

This past December, the Nassau Mustangs youth hockey team and their families embarked on the journey of a lifetime to play in the inaugural Charles B. Wang Ice Hockey Project Hope Tournament.

“To have an owner who is willing to send teams to China to participate in a goodwill tournament is simply amazing,” Jacobs said. “The memories and stories from the Mustangs China trip will stick with them forever."

The Mustangs—including coaches and family members—compete against young Chinese players and—more importantly—made new friends. The trip, which included Islanders legend and Executive Director of Player Development Bryan Trottier, was recently documented in USA Hockey Magazine. Click here to read the story.

Vouchers cannot be redeemed for any other group ticket/youth hockey programs (Mites on Ice, Pucks Into Bucks, Future Isles, flag bearers, etc.)

For more information on the program, fill out the form below or call 1.800.882.ISLES, ext. 3.
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